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Lanie
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Ideapad 151BR - BIOS update utility version 1GNCN19WW to be installed.

I just bought my Ideapad, and recently received the subject update to be installed, but it gives me the option to continue or cancel. This confuses me -- since I'm given the choice to install something, do I need to install it or not, and should I always allow these updates to be installed, even though I don't know what is being installed? Thanks for any help/response!

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Re: Ideapad 151BR - BIOS update utility version 1GNCN19WW to be installed.


@Lanie wrote:

I just bought my Ideapad, and recently received the subject update to be installed, but it gives me the option to continue or cancel. This confuses me -- since I'm given the choice to install something, do I need to install it or not, and should I always allow these updates to be installed, even though I don't know what is being installed? Thanks for any help/response!


Hi Lanie and welcome to the community,

 

These are optional updates and don't need to be installed. It is up to you if you want to install it but i would leave it for now.

 

Hope this help you and let us know how you get on


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Re: Ideapad 151BR - BIOS update utility version 1GNCN19WW to be installed.

Thanks for the welcome, Neo_cortex, and for your response. I've been sitting on this update for about 5 days, trying to decide . . . I wish they would tell me what is being installed, instead of only just some sequence of letters & numbers. It was also a "setup wizard", meaning I was to be helped with it, I guess, since it was to be my first update. I think I'll press the ol' cancel, and leave it for now.

 

Many thanks for replying,

 

Lanie

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Re: Ideapad 151BR - BIOS update utility version 1GNCN19WW to be installed.

Hi,

 

You don't say which model Ideapad you have, like 123-15IBR so it's hard to provide any specifics.

 

If you go to SUPPORT (above) and enter your model in the search box you can access the list of downloads for your machine.  The BIOS update that matches the one you posted should have a README with it.  That may be able to answer some of your questions.

 

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Re: Ideapad 151BR - BIOS update utility version 1GNCN19WW to be installed.

Hello and thanks for the reply. I found the update as explained how to do so. I cut/pasted, below, just some of what it says, but oh boy, it is more information than I understand. It gives instructions to download and install "the package" in Windows, so, I still don't know if I should go ahead and use the Lenovo setup wizard for this.

 

Which brings me to a further question: this seems to be a "setup", but, I thought I had already set up this PC (otherwise, I wouldn't be typing this or doing anything else). Can you tell I'm lost in the world of computers?

 

I did cancel the setup wizard, but when I did, another little screen came up, saying "Setup is not complete. If you exit now, the program will not be installed. You may setup again at another time to complete the installation." This is why I'm confused -- it talks about "setup", which I did already, when I, you know, set up this computer the day I bought it.

 

HERE IS PART OF WHAT THE READ ME SAID ABOUT 1GCN19WW: 

 

Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for Lenovo ideapad 110-14IBR/ 110-15IBR

Version 1GCN19WW

Applicable OS £º
                      Windows 10 64bit (UEFI mode)
                      Windows 8.1 64bit (UEFI mode)
                      Linpus Lite (UEFI mode)
                      Windows 7 64bit (Legacy Support mode, mini support)
                      DOS (Legacy Support mode)

Installation README
Updated Date: 2016-09-26
This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on Lenovo ideapad 110-14IBR/ 110-15IBR
BIOS, abbreviation of Basic Input£¯Output System, is integrated in ROM chip on main board, which contains the basic input/output program, system configuration information, system startup self-check and pre-setup programs. BIOS provides most basic low-level hardware operations; it is the connection between software and hardware, and interfacing window of hardware and operating system.

Note: Make note of any settings you have changed in the BIOS Configuration Utility. These settings may have to be re-entered after updating the BIOS. [THIS IS WHERE I ENDED THE UPDATE, COULD YOU PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE REST? IT'S LONG AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND ANY OF IT. I thought I might, because I didn't think it would be THIS kind of information and also instructions to download and install a package.]

 

When it says to make note of any settings changed, etc., I hope I don't have to do this or download/install "the package", as it talks about further into the above update, because I asked the salesman to sell me something very simple. I may have to take this back, because it seems to be too much computer for me if I need to look up updates that I don't understand and do this and that . . . sorry, but I'm very UNlearned and I have no one to help me.

 

I have worked with computers for over 20 years in my work life, but usually had an IT department to do these nuts and bolts types of things. I don't wish to learn and do more. I only wanted a computer to type/store my resume and occasionally browse the internet/do banking. I did tell the salesman this. And, when things like this Lenovo setup wizard pop up, I don't want to just go ahead and install everything just because I don't understand, and because I may not need it, is how I look at it. However, if I can "bug" Lenovo Support every time I need to, and get the support I very much see I will need, I'll keep this one. I've already been on the phone and had remote help from Microsoft for many hours on this computer, and I don't want to start all over again. It would be the third computer, as I originally bought a "refurbished" computer, which had something wrong with it, and back it went.

 

Thanks so much for replying, and I hope you can help me just a little more on this matter (now that I've given the model number of 110-151BR).

 

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Re: Ideapad 151BR - BIOS update utility version 1GNCN19WW to be installed.

Hmmm, I'm not sure I've done you a favor here...

 

The  intent in referring you to the README was  so you could examine the section headed "summary of changes" to see if any of it was important to you.  Often BIOS updates add or change things that aren't issues for your paticular machine or use case.

 

This one does refer to security updates, so if it was my laptop I'd probably install it.  I'd let whatever notified you originally (Windows Update or OneKey optimizer or Lenovo Companion maybe?) do the installation rather than trying to do it by hand.  That said, there is a small risk of things getting sideways during a BIOS update.

 

As to "setup" typically installer packages for software, driver, or BIOS updates include a program called "setup" that does the installation of that particular package.  That's what it is referring to - not the initial out-of-box setup that one does with a new laptop.

 

There's a serious risk of over-thinking this and I don't want to head you in that direction.  I tend to let the install/update utility do pretty much what it wants - but others will have differening opinions.

 

Z.


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Re: Ideapad 151BR - BIOS update utility version 1GNCN19WW to be installed.

Thank you, Z. I noticed in the "severity" column that it says "critical", rather than "normal", as every other update says, so I'm going to shut down everything as it tells me to and pull the trigger, lol. I know, I'm over-thinking. I guess just b/c this is a brand-new machine, I don't want to mess it up, put viruses in my own PC, etc.

 

To be honest, at the heart of my paranoia, I think I'm just afraid of hackers, but I realize they will do what they want to, seemingly no matter what a person does to guard against those shenanigans. When I hear/read news about people "taking over" other machines from across the world for bad reasons, that's what gets me wondering if things that pop up are not what they really seem to be. But, going into Lenovo and seeing with my own eyes that that update is there and real, that calms me down. So, thank you for letting me know how to go in and do that. That's a great favour.

 

I'm wondering about something else. I see there are far more guests than members here. I didn't know it was possible not to be a member and have access to what is being talked about here. (Not that we are talking about covert things that only members should be allowed to discuss amongst ourselves, lol.) I just didn't see or notice that one could just be a guest. Anyway . . . ugh, I'm having a bit of trouble getting used to this keyboard -- the right shift is not where my pinky expects it to be, so I keep hitting page up. Oh well. The only glitch in this PC for me, thus far.

 

Have a great day (and 2017), and thanks again.

 

Lanie  

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